French Fridays with Dorie: Crème Brûlée

25 Dec

Blew the dust off my Around My French Table cookbook and joined the club again with this Creme Brulee. I checked the French Fridays with Dorie website on Tuesday and knew I could make this week’s recipe as there’ll be three egg yolks left over from the cupcakes I was baking for my son’s school. It’s also about time that I wrote a new post since my last post was back in October! I had been busy and was neglecting the blogging world for a bit but will be back next year with more regular reading and posting. I do missed visiting all the wonderful food blogs!

Anyway, back to the Creme Brulee, the custard was cooked on Wednesday and then all of a sudden….. it’s Friday! Where did the time go?? I baked the custard on Friday and served it on Saturday. I baked the custard for 50 minutes and left them in the oven to cool as they were still too jiggly in the middle. Dorie could fill 6 ramekins with 1/2 cup of custard each but I only have slightly more than 2 cups of custard and filled 5 ramekins.

The Christmas busyness got me distracted when I made the creme brulee and I forgot about the jam at the bottom of the ramekins although I remembered it earlier in the day! So no jam surprise, just regular creme brulee for me.

I sprinkled the one on the right with white sugar just to see the difference in effect and it doesn’t look as good as using brown sugar.

The taste? Well, I could have under-baked it or maybe it’s meant to be this way but it was too soft for me. While the taste was good it felt like ice-cream that has been sitting out for too long.

Take a look at other Creme Brulee here.

I would like to end this post by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Baking, Food, French Fridays with Dorie


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8 responses to “French Fridays with Dorie: Crème Brûlée

  1. sophie

    December 25, 2011 at 2:53 am


  2. Three-Cookies

    December 25, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you, hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

  3. Anne-Marie

    December 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I had the same result, a little softer custard than I would like. Tasted wonderful! Merry Christmas and Happy New year! Please blog more in 2012. I love to hear from you!

  4. yummychunklet

    December 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    My sister said that while it tasted okay, it had a consistency of pudding. Oh, well. I’m sticking with Ina Garten’s version!

  5. kitchen flavours

    December 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I have been thinking of creme brulee this past week!! Yours has a beautiful colour! And welcome back to blogging! Miss your posts!
    Hope your Christmas was fun! Have a lovely week, KY!

  6. Tricia S.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

    In all the Christmas busyness I am impressed that all you forgot was the jam 🙂 Your creme brulees look just lovely -well done !! Interesting about the brown vs white sugar – Nana did the same and we had a devil of a time getting it to color at all – she was afraid she would melt/ruin the custard by having to hold the torch on it so long. An adventure for sure and as usual. Happy 2012 and we look forward to trading posts and comments with you in the New Year !

  7. betsy

    December 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I’m glad you had time to participate this week. I got a more crackly topping with raw sugar than brown sugar. I didn’t try white sugar. What a delicious dessert!

  8. Dara

    December 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    OMG I LOVE creme brulee – these look so elegant! Great post.


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